Mike Schmidt is the main character of Five Nights at Freddy's, and is the character that the player controls. He works at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Mike Schmidt is the security guard who works the night shift.He apparently gets paid $120 dollars every week for doing his job, as known by a check given after finishing night 5. He apparently gets nervous and sweats on the job as one of the reasons why he was fired was because he had a bad odor. Also he appeared to tamper/mess with the AI of the animatronics (20/20/20/20 mode); which is another reason why he is fired. In addition, unprofessionalism comes from tampering with the animatronics.
- Mike Schmidt is never seen in-game, except for his blue eyes when he is stuffed in the Freddy suit during a Game Over.
- Mike Schmidt is the only person to be seen in a third person point of view on the FNAF 1 Game Over screen.In FNaF 2, Jeremy's death in first person (with Fritz' as well), and in FNaF 3, only a Game Over screen in big red bold text is shown
- In FNaF 4, the Game Over screen is the same thing as the previous game, but a bit of a blood spatter is added.
- Mike's real name is Michael Afton. This is implied by the Survival Logbook.